Boards Speak Out on Catholic Right to Teach Doctrine
Toronto, October 30, 2012
The York and Toronto Catholic boards sent letters to the Ministry of Education this week affirming that they will stand by the schools' constitutional rights to teach Catholic doctrines on the life issues and homosexuality. Their letters were sent in response to remarks made by the Minister on October 10 stating that the passage of Bill 13 was intended to convey that the Ministry would not tolerate any teachings in schools which threaten "human rights". P.A.F.E. spokesman, Teresa Pierre, congratulations York Trustees for speaking up on behalf of their constituents and hopes that they will continue to promote an equally clear policy banning GSAs in their schools.
The letter from the York Catholic board, signed by Chair Elizabeth Crowe, states
policies on GSAs and believes that these letters indicate that parents' wishes are being heard.Pierre said that parents in both boards have been outspoken this fall about their beliefs that the boards need stronger
York Board letter